INDIANS IN AUSTRALIA

  • One arrested for attack on Indian student in Australia December 31, 2013

    The Indian consulate in Melbourne is in touch with police and kin of an Indian student who was attacked and is in coma in a hospital. One suspect has been arrested. The Indian ministry of external affairs said on Tuesday in New Delhi that its consulate is in touch with the...
  • New visa rules not targeting Indians: Oz envoy June 29, 2010

    New Delhi: Australia has toughened its immigration laws and has brought down the list of professions which qualify for immigration from 400 to 181. Students who are already in Australia will be allowed to complete their courses but may have to return after a grace period. Australia High Commissioner to...
  • Drunk men assault, abuse Asian couple in Melbourne March 2, 2010

    Melbourne: A Sri Lankan man and his Indian wife were attacked and racially abused by drunken men at their home in Melbourne A group of some 25 men beat up 60yearold Ranjit Sahasranaman, who is married to Indianorigin Agalya Sahasranamn, outside the couples home in Carrams Down suburb on Sunday morning. Sahasranaman,...
  • Don't visit Australia for now: junior foreign minister January 29, 2010

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Friday cautioned Indian students against visiting Australia for the moment following the string of attacks on Indian nationals. "We are doing all that we can. An advisory has been issued not to visit Australia...," Kaur told reporters, reiterating that Indian...
  • Suspect couple to be produced before Aus court January 29, 2010

    Sydney: An Indian couple was scheduled to appear on Friday in a Sydney court over the death of fellow fruitpicker Ranjodh Singh in a case that has helped stoke tension between Delhi and Canberra over the safety of Indians in Australia. Police allege Singh, 25, was still alive when he was...
  • Oz cops urge help in tracing Indian student's killers January 24, 2010

    Melbourne: Police in Melbourne believe someone in the community knows who murdered Indian student Nitin Garg. The police said this after releasing video clippings of the last moments of the victim and reenacted his final steps on the spot. A team of detectives of Victoria police Saturday tried to trace clues across...
  • Foreign students at risk: Oz was warned 2 years ago January 23, 2010

    Melbourne: Two years ago, Australia's state and federal governments were warned about the possibility of foreign students facing attacks, but they "weren't interested in listening", a group that represents the country's universities said Saturday. Universities Australia chief executive Glenn Withers told The Age he was disappointed state and federal governments did...
  • Devil's Advocate: Aus image has taken a beating January 10, 2010

    How effectively is Australia dealing with the rising spate of attacks on Indians in that country? That's the key issue Karan Thapar explored with the Australian High Commissioner, Peter Varghese. Karan Thapar: High Commissioner, let me start with the question that most people want to hear you answer. Why does the Australian...
  • Australia says attack on Indian not racist January 9, 2010

    Melbourne/New Delhi: A 29yearold Indian was set ablaze by four unidentified attackers in Melbourne on Saturday. Jaspreet Singh was admitted to hospital, where his condition was described as "not critical". The Australian government condemned the incident but insisted that it was not racially motivated. The attack on Singh in the early hours...
  • Indian student attacked in Melbourne, motive unclear October 2, 2009

    Melbourne: An Indian student had to be treated with 20 stitches on his head after he was beaten up with a "plank of wood or a baseball bat" in Keilor Plains, Melbourne. The 28yearold student, whose name is not known immediately, was attacked on September 29 by the men after...